Promoting Excellence and Trust in the Nonprofit Sector



2019 Licensed Consultant Training

November 6-8  in Baltimore, MD
Hyatt Place, Baltimore Inner Harbor


Master the knowledge, skills, and tools that empower you to bring your expertise in best practices to nonprofits across the nation.

The Standards for Excellence® Institute continues to build a national network of qualified consultants licensed to provide training, consulting, and support on the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. The Licensed Consultant Training is an exclusive, professional development initiative that gives independent consultants the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to work with nonprofit organizations across the country interested in learning about, conducting self assessments, implementing change, and becoming accredited in the Standards for Excellence Program.


  • Background on the importance of self-regulation for the nonprofit sector
  • Overview of the Standards for Excellence program and the specific content contained within the 67 guidelines of the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector
  • Facilitation and training development to support program utilization in your practice
  • How to use take-home tools to help assess organizations in alignment with the code


  • Three-day licensing seminar
  • Two-year license to provide Standards for Excellence consultation to nonprofit clients
  • Two-year membership to the Standards for Excellence Institute
  • Consultant listing in a searchable online directory (and individual profile page) on the Standards for Excellence Institute’s website, promoting your status as a National Licensed Consultant in all facets of Standards for Excellence code
  • Access to training tools and knowledge base including:
    • Educational tools for all Standards for Excellence signature training programs including PowerPoint slides, curricula notes, and resource handouts
    • Educational Resource Packets ( 3 full sets of each of the 27 educational resource packets) included free – additional copies available to purchase at a reduced rate)
    • 20 copies of the Standards for Excellence Codebook (additional copies available to purchase at a reduced rate)
  • Meals and snacks included as part of the three-day licensing seminar
    • Day 1: morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner
    • Day 2: continental breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack
    • Day 3: continental breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack



To participate in the Licensed Consultant Training you must apply and be accepted into the program. The application for the 2019 Licensed Consultant Training is now closed. To be notified when the 2020 application opens, fill out this form.




$1695 (*tuition does not include travel and lodging)

Installment payment plans are available. A $150 discount is provided to individuals who are currently associate members of Maryland Nonprofits or the Standards for Excellence Institute. Some geographic locations are served by a licensed Standards for Excellence replication partner. Please verify if you are located in a region covered by a replication partner by visiting your geographic region is covered by a replication partner, please attach a letter of support from that replication partner endorsing your candidacy as a Licensed Consultant. The application form will prompt you to upload this letter.


Contact Amy Coates Madsen, Director of the Standards for Excellence Institute, at or 443-438-2314 or Rachel Mygatt at